Miami Hurricanes crushed by Marlins in exhibition game

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Lewis Brinson
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Lewis Brinson /
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Escala also spoke about what the Hurricanes learned by playing against a major league team.

"“It was pretty impressive to see them,…If you missed a pitch, they hit it pretty hard and pretty far. You could tell they were in their best shape and ready for the start of the season. That meant we needed to be at our best, too. This game gave us a good idea of where we need to be in the future if we want to be a big leaguer.”"

Miami Hurricanes Head Coach Jim Morris spoke to InsidetheU about what his players can take from the experience of playing the Marlins.

"“This shows you the level of Major League Baseball. There’s a difference between Major League Baseball and college baseball. Some people think it’s this close, well it’s a little bit further away than that and you learn that when you play these games. “For me, I hope our players take from this that hey these guys are pretty good and their consistent and if you want to be at this level, then you better turn it up a notch and get something out of this game.”"

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The Hurricanes go to Fort Myers to play Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night. They play a weekend series in Atlanta against Georgia Tech as they continue ACC play.